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Senior cop's murder might have been a reprisal

Published: Monday September 17, 2012 | 9:10 am Comments 0

The police have intensified their probe into leads that yesterday’s murder of retired senior superintendent of police Anthony 'Tony' Hewitt was a reprisal.

Hewitt last night succumbed to gunshot wounds he received in an attack hours earlier at an apartment on Donmair Close, Kingston 19.

Our sources said gunmen in the area attacked the senior cop in retaliation for the recent police killing of a man in a nearby community.

Residents said the retired police officer fought off his attackers and then ran back to his car.

While running back to his car, the gunmen opened fire, hitting him in the hand, foot and buttocks.

Hewitt managed to reach into his car, grabbed his licensed firearm and took on the gunmen.

One of the bullets to his leg tore an artery and medical staff were unable to stop the bleeding from that wound.

Yesterday afternoon, Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington condemned the attack.

He also urged investigators to work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice.

Ellington has expressed sympathy to Hewitt’s family.

radio@gleanerjm.com

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